Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices are a network of field stations located throughout the nation that work to conserve fish and aquatic resources.

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices work on aquatic species and habitat conservation projects across the country.  Staff biologists provide technical assistance to tribes and collaborate on fishery restoration efforts. They also conduct scientific studies into fishery problems, restore habitat, and coordinate conservation efforts with partners to conserve migratory fish that cross multiple jurisdictions. Habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation are some of the primary factors in the decline of native species, while threats from pollution and climate change climate change
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are worsening water and habitat quality. To combat these threats, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices work with Tribes, states, and other partners to identify conservation goals restore aquatic habitat. 

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Alaska

Based in Fairbanks, and in collaboration with our Utqiaġvik (Barrow) Satellite Office, we work with others to deliver conservation over approximately 338-million acres of Alaska. Our responsibilities generally range from the Yukon River Delta region in southwest Alaska, eastward to the Canadian...
Welcome to our Southern Alaska Office! We have dedicated staff working with partners to conserve fish and wildlife via habitat restoration and conservation, fish assessment and management, technical assistance, cost-sharing, funding, and outreach.
The Juneau Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is a satellite office to our Anchorage Field Office and Alaska Migratory Birds Office. In Southeast Alaska we focus on raptors, coastal conservation, and fish habitat restoration.
Established in 1971, our office works to support and sustain salmon recovery, improve fisheries, prevent fish habitat degradation fragmentation, restore fish habitat, and control invasive species on the Kenai Peninsula and in western Alaska.

Arizona

The Arizona Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office – or AZFWCO as we are more commonly known – is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Fish and Aquatic Conservation Program. Established in eastern Arizona in 1956 as a fishery assistance office, AZFWCO has expanded to three stations, located...

California

The Arcata Fish and Wildlife Office is a field office of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Our work in northern California includes scientific assessments, habitat restoration, and conservation of listed species.
A leader in California natural resource planning, research and restoration, we work with members of the public and other partners to conserve fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for future generations.
The Red Bluff Fish and Wildlife Office provides biological expertise and assistance to entities seeking to conserve and protect the ecosystems of north-central California.
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service mission is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

Colorado

The Recovery Program is a unique partnership of local, state, and federal agencies, water and power interests, and environmental groups working to recover endangered fish in the Upper Colorado River Basin while water development proceeds in accordance with federal and state laws and interstate...
The Grand Junction Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works with the Ouray National Fish Hatchery-Grand Valley Unit to recover four endangered fish species of the upper Colorado River basin: Razorback Sucker, Colorado Pikeminnow, Humpback Chub, and Bonytail.

Florida

The Panama City Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) is the lead recovery and restoration program serving the tri-state area of Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Our service area includes all drainages to the Perdido and Suwannee River Basins in Florida and promotes recovery of all listed...
The Peninsular Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office provides technical assistance in the implementation and monitoring of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, and the Fish and Wildlife Management Assistance Program. This includes invasive species early detection and monitoring,...

Idaho

We provide technical assistance, facilitation, and Service representation to the States of Idaho and Washington, Native American tribes, and other entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration, and management of the fishery resources in the Snake River basin and the State of Idaho...

Illinois 

Established in 1981, the Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) is located in southern Illinois and serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and Kentucky. In 2015, the Carterville FWCO established a substation in the southern outskirts of the Chicago metropolitan...

Louisiana

The Baton Rouge Fisheries Conservation office provides aquatic resource monitoring and development of aquatic resource management plans and recommendations for national wildlife refuges, tribal lands and other federal lands.

Maine

The Maine Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) strives to restore fish habitat throughout our rivers in Maine, for freshwater and sea-run migratory fishes, through collaboration with local, State and Tribal partners.

Maryland

The Maryland Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works to restore migratory fish and other aquatic species, and their habitats in the waterways of Maryland and surrounding states. We work in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, coastal waters of Maryland and Delaware, and other freshwater streams of the...

Massachusetts 

Michigan

Established in 1992, the Alpena Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office meets Service fishery goals in Lake Huron, western Lake Erie and connecting waterways of the St. Marys River, St. Clair River and Detroit River.
Ludington Biological Station was established in 1956 to support sea lamprey research, monitoring and control efforts. We work with state, tribal and other federal agencies to monitor progress towards fish community objectives for sea lampreys in each of the Great Lakes, but also to develop and...
Marquette Biological Station was established in 1956 to support sea lamprey research, monitoring and control efforts. We work with state, tribal and other federal agencies to monitor progress towards fish community objectives for sea lampreys in each of the Great Lakes, but also to develop and...

Mississippi

The Lower Mississippi River Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) coordinates the work of many different state and federal natural resource management and environmental quality agencies that deal with aquatic resource issues along the Lower Mississippi River and throughout the Southeastern...

Missouri

Founded in 1991, the Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office has worked on dozens of projects throughout the midwest including measuring our invasive Asian carp catches in tons, surveying fish passage locations in the thousands and transporting more pallid sturgeon broodstock to hatcheries...

Montana

The Montana Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works across a very diverse landscape that often involves activities with Tribal, state, and local government entities, landowners, conservation groups, as well as other federal agencies.

Nevada

Welcome to the Lahontan Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office! Our office is integral in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's efforts to protect and restore threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout populations in the Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Pyramid and Walker Lake Basins and endangered Cui-ui in Pyramid...

New Hampshire

The Central New England Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (FWCO) was established to plan, conduct and evaluate fish and wildlife management activities and aquatic resource restoration initiatives in cooperation with state, federal and non-government organizations. 

New Mexico

Our station is involved in Gila trout recovery, San Juan River native species recovery, Tribal partnerships with 22 federally recognized Tribes, Rio Grande silvery minnow and Pecos bluntnose shiner conservation, and public outreach. 

New York

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Since 1992, the Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office has been working toward the restoration and conservation of aquatic species and habitats across Oklahoma.

Oregon

Within the Upper Klamath Basin, conservation efforts are coordinated by the Klamath Falls Fish and Wildlife Office through the voluntary cooperation and participation of a variety of agencies, organizations, private landowners, and individuals.

Pennsylvania

The Mid-Atlantic Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works to protect the fish and water resources of the Susquehanna River and Delaware River basins. The office represents the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the Delaware River Basin Commission.

South Dakota

The Great Plains Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office provides fish and wildlife management technical assistance to Native American Tribes, U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, state agencies, and the public.

Texas

The Texas Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is part of a network of field stations located throughout the nation that works to conserve fish and aquatic resources. Biologists from the Arctic Circle to the Florida Keys work to restore native species, including protect imperiled species and their...

Utah

Vermont

We work with others in Vermont and New York to protect and restore fish and wildlife, and their habitats throughout the Lake Champlain, Connecticut River, and Hudson River watersheds.
The Virginia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works to protect, restore, and enhance migratory and inland resident fishes in the rivers of Virginia, and to prevent the spread of harmful invasive species. We also work with partners and landowners to restore aquatic connectivity, remove...

Washington 

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The Mid-Columbia Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office provides technical fisheries assistance and cooperates with Service programs; other federal, state, and local agencies; tribes, and various entities to conserve aquatic species and their habitats in the mid- and upper-Columbia River Basin.
The Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office is part of a network of field stations located throughout the nation that works to conserve fish and aquatic resources. Over 300 biologists from the Arctic Circle to the Florida Keys monitor and control invasive species; protect imperiled...

West Virginia

The Appalachian Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office works in partnership with others to restore fish and wildlife populations and their habitats throughout the central Appalachians.  

Wisconsin

Established in 1972, we provide a variety of technical assistance in the areas of native species restoration, survey and assessment design, prevention, control and response to aquatic invasive species, fish passage, aquatic habitat restoration and tribal relations.
We work with diverse partners to conserve, restore and enhance fish and other aquatic resources for the continuing benefit of all American people. Our activities include using a science-based approach toward the restoration and rehabilitation of native fish and aquatic species in the Lake Michigan...
La Crosse Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office was established in 1981 and works to monitor and control the spread of invasive species such as invasive carp and round goby as well as restore threatened and endangered freshwater mussels and fish like the Topeka shiner and  inter-jurisdictional ...

Wyoming

The Lander Fish Wildlife Conservation Office assists the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes of the Wind River Reservation with fisheries and wildlife conservation.